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Basella alba
(Basellaceae)

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Species description or overview

Basella alba information from PIER
Information on Basella alba as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Basella alba
Nomenclatural information about Basella alba is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Basella alba information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Basella alba--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Basella alba information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Basella alba, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Basella alba
Nomenclatural information about Basella alba is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Basella alba (Basellaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Basella alba as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Basella alba weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Basella alba for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Images

Images of Basella alba (Basellaceae) (Ceylon spinach)
Links to high-resolution free images of Basella alba (Basellaceae) (Ceylon spinach) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Basella alba images from PIER
Images of Basella alba provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Basella alba information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Basella alba--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Full-text articles

Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro. 2005. Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Illustrated by Bobbi Angell. 483 pages.

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii.
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Loope L. 2006. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii. An addendum to the 1999 Botanical Survey of Midway Atoll.

Botanical survey of Midway Atoll
Starr, F. and K. Martz. 1999. Botanical survey of Midway Atoll. In: 1995-1999 Baseline Surveys for Alien Species in Marine and Terrestrial Habitats on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, Hawaii.


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